Saying “I’m sorry” seems to be the go-to female response for even an innocuous event. But that phrase should be used only when real errors are made. Women are urged to kick the habit by trying different approaches such as laughing, being empathetic or showing gratitude.
Because an estimated 100 million American adults live with chronic pain, doctors and patients are always searching for new ways to help ease the discomfort. Two recent studies suggest that mindfulness meditation may help. The studies were reported in Neuroscience and the Journal of the American Medical Association.
One-third of all drivers commit road rage at some time, though a mere 2 percent engage in serious violent behavior. The vast majority of offenders are young and male. Several factors contribute to the outbursts, such as excessive daily mileage, heavy traffic and carrying a firearm.
A little worry is a good thing. But too much worry saps physical energy and makes it hard to sleep. Enjoyment flies out the window. Our thoughts become a jumble of “what if” and “won’t that be awful?” Follow 9 tips to keep your worrying under control.
Blending families can be a challenging activity, one for which few people are ever adequately prepared. Although roughly one-third of all Americans are a member of a blended family, approximately 60 percent of those relationships results in divorce. But blended families can survive and thrive if they follow basic guidelines.
You’ve decided to break up with your girlfriend. But you’re worried because she has a history of mental instability. Though it’s normal to feel responsible for a loved one’s well-being, even when the relationship is no longer working, make a clean break.
People differ greatly in their ability to respond to crises. Resilient people tend to demonstrate specific psychological characteristics. They have a positive view of themselves and their abilities. They are able to make and follow through with plans. They feel empowered to successfully change their situations.
Columnist Linda Lewis Griffith notes that we hear lots of talk about kindness. Yet we don’t seem to give them serious thought. We should, since it will make us all more respectful and loving, and the world will be a better place.
According to the Center for the Study of Long Distance Relationships, an estimated 14 million people consider themselves to be in long-distance relationships in the United States in 2016. Nearly 3 percent of those couples were married.